A new Stanford-led study catalogs the prevalence and types of deception by volunteers in clinical trials and suggests ways for investigators to root it out.
Month: August 2018
A chance encounter reunites NICU nurse with a former patient, now a physician
Neonatal intensive care unit nurse Vilma Wong recognized the name of one of the residents one day — he was one of her former patients.
Evolution of a pack mule
In this piece, adapted from Months to Years, mother Giulianna Nenna compares her daughter, who has a brain tumor, to her great-grandmother.
A billion guns worldwide drive public health crisis
The prevalence of suicide by firearm in the U.S. is just one of the many sobering statistics to emerge out of a new investigation of global gun violence.
Stanford’s John ‘Jack’ Farquhar, a pioneer in disease prevention research, dies
John Farquhar, a beloved mentor, and pioneer in cardiovascular disease prevention at Stanford, died Aug. 22 at the age of 91.
Stanford surgeon works to improve care for civilians in conflict zones
The goal is to design a humanitarian surgical response in conflict zones to avert preventable disability and deaths through modern, evidence-based care.
After cancer: A new way of being family
After her older sister died from cancer, 25-year-old Jacqueline Genovese took over care for her children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old.
Opioid system plays key role in ketamine’s antidepressant effects, Stanford study finds
Ketamine, a promising new treatment for depression, works through the brain's opioid system, Stanford study finds, defying long held beliefs.
Short telomeres a hallmark of genetic cardiac disease, Stanford researchers find
Heart muscle cells from people with cardiomyopathies have shorter-than-normal telomeres -- the protective caps on chromosomes associated with aging.
Headaches, nausea and misdiagnoses: A patient’s experience with a CSF leak
Ten years and multiple diagnoses later, a young woman finally found answers to her headaches, nausea, and sensory overload at Stanford.
Stanford psychiatrist focuses on mental health needs of Muslims
Rania Awaad uses her training in psychiatry and Islamic law to address the health needs of Muslims at Stanford and throughout the Bay Area.
Scientific literature overload: Tips for staying on top
Researchers and clinicians use a variety of tactics to keep up with research in their field. A few share their tips here.
Stanford expert weighs in on risks of marijuana in pregnancy and breastfeeding
Doctors are worried that marijuana legalization is harming vulnerable populations, such as infants exposed to the drug during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Flexing your neck may not save you from concussion
The Camarillo lab uses alignment simulations, including a version that mimics a woodpecker, to study the role of neck muscles in concussion prevention.
Celebrating Lucy Shapiro, from artist to award-winning developmental biologist
A profile by The Scientist of Lucy Shapiro, PhD, highlights her career and the passions that guided her groundbreaking scientific research.
Stanford Medicine white coat ceremonies mark the beginning of the journey for MDs, MSPAs
Incoming medical and physician assistant students were officially welcomed to Stanford last Friday afternoon.